Some Rocky Mountain facts for kids are there are 450 miles of streams and 156 lakes, the principal United States pass across the mountains is South Pass and Vasquez de Coronado was one of the Rockies' first explorers. The country's national parks in the Rocky Mountain system include Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Glacier National Park.Continue Reading
The Rocky Mountains are a major mountain system of North America and extend more than 3,000 miles from central New Mexico to northwest Alaska. The highest point is Mount Elbert at 14,431 feet, and it is located in Colorado. The mountain chain is divided into five different sections: the Southern Rockies, Middle Rockies, Northern Rockies, the Rocky Mountain System of Canada and the Brooks Range.
While hiking in the Rockies, people can expect to see a number of native animals. Some of these include the moose, elk, bear, bobcat and porcupine. There are also an estimated 282 species of birds that inhabit the mountains, as well as numerous species of fish that live in its lakes and streams.
The Rockies have been traversed by a number of explorers, the first being Vasquez de Coronado in 1540. Other pioneers include Lewis and Clark from 1804 to 1806, John Fremont from 1843 to 1844 and John W. Powell in 1868.Learn more about Reference Books
“Little Explorers Picture Dictionary,” “Wordsmyth,” “Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary,” “Thorndike Barnhart Children’s Dictionary” and “The American Heritage Children’s Dictionary” are good dictionaries for children, according to About. Dictionaries for children range from age group and specification, such as a student dictionary.Full Answer >
TakeTours, Key West Travel and Tours, and Rocky Mountaineer offer Rocky Mountain tours in Canada. Tours set out from Seattle, Vancouver and Calgary, and include travel by coach or rail.Full Answer >
Rocky Mountain Power accepts online payments from its utility customers on the Rocky Mountain Power website. Access the payment portal from the site's home page, log in or create an account, and make a payment. Opt for recurring payments, if desired.Full Answer >
McReynolds Farms and Exotic Meat Market both sell Rocky Mountain oysters, the name given to bull testicles. Consumers can also purchase the product from Cabela's.Full Answer >